Our online students have been practicing their basic addition of numbers up to 20 while developing essential fine motor and coordination skills at the same time.
Each section of the picture contains a simple addition sum that adds up to a number equalling 20 or less, with the answer relating to a specific colour dictated by a key at the bottom of the sheet.
This activity has helped the children engage with the learning in a creative way and begin to recognise the answers to common addition Read more [...]
Using Multiplication drill activities our home-schooled children have been able to better comprehend multiplication.
Children have been using Grid problem multiplication worksheets as an introduction to multiplication and discovering patterns in multiplication problems.
As an addition the multiplication number square allows children to learn multiplication, square numbers and recurring patterns.
The number square is colour-coded and a great aid to help learn visually.
The children will Read more [...]
Some of our home-schooled children have been learning about Volume during their Maths lessons.
Volume is the amount of space in a 3D Shape. It is measured in cubic units.
The children were able to find the volume of the shape by counting how many unit cubes fit inside it.
The students also got to write down the length, width, and depth and then work out the volume and surface area.
Resources such as multi-link cubes aided in making the shapes to work out the volume and surface area.
Our home-schooled students have been using nets to create 3D Shapes.
3D shapes such as cubes, cuboids and pyramids were made.
The children were taught how to recognise, describe and build simple 3D shapes, including making nets.
They were shown a cube and cuboid and then given some squared paper on which to make a net which helped them make an identical shape.
This activity involved knowing what shapes are needed to make the net and knowledge of how it will all fit together.
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Today our home-schooled students participated and made their own sweet dispensers.
Process: Pieces of wood had to be cut down to size and shape, they were then sanded down by the students, who then had to utilise the drill press, slot the parts together and use a glue gun.
All safety protocols were explained to the students beforehand, protective eye wear and ear muffs were likewise provided.
It is easy to list the benefits from woodworking for children. Here are a few:
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